An average of 62,689 watched us play eight games between the Buttes in 2013
501,509 helped us fill Sun Devil Stadium through December
Our students’ voice grew louder as “The Inferno” became the largest in the Pac-12
#SunDevilNation has never been stronger and with our community’s continued support, our program will maintain its momentum.
As part of the season-long celebration of the best fans in college football, we are recognizing season-ticket holders whose support through the years has played an integral role in building our program.
Congratulations to this game’s Sun Devil Football Legacy Supporter, Bill Mehok.
As part of our appreciation, Bill will be recognized during pregame (35-minute mark) of Thursday’s game against Weber State. Check back with Pitchfork Posts all season long to learn about all 12 of our Football Legacy Supporters.
Describe your favorite Sun Devil Football road game trip
I started going to out-of-town games in 1970
In 1996, when we played OSU [Oregon State] and we’re down at halftime. We’re tailgating in the fog, the local ASU alums told us the fog would lift and the sun would come out, but we’re still drinking hot chocolate and coffee. Losing at halftime, we caught the kick return and ran it back for a TD.
In the first bowl game [head coach Frank] Kush took us to, we played NC [North Carolina] in the Peach bowl in the snowstorm. We had a tailback, Monroe Eily, and we were losing at halftime, but then we doubled the score in the second half and we won the game
At the 1987 Rose Bowl, my wife set us up in Newport Beach and we were only one of two ASU couples there. The rest of place was all Michigan people. We got ragged going up, but we made up for it when we won.
What are you most looking forward to in regards to the new stadium?
The fact that it will be remodeled and up to speed with schools like Oregon. We are looking forward to all the improvements.
What do you like most about game day?
The tradition of when the players take the field with the fireworks. It’s so cool to see the team running out of Tillman Tunnel. That’s a tradition that has been ongoing for many years here at ASU, and now more and more Pac-12 schools are doing the same thing.
What is your favorite uniform combination?
It was Maroon Monsoon, but I really dig the new one. They outdid themselves. In comparing the new uniforms in the Pac-12, ASU’s were picked even over Oregon.
What is your favorite Sun Devil Athletics memory?
In 1996 when we played Nebraska here and beat them 19-0, which was retribution from 1995 when they beat us. We had a great team in ‘96 with players like Keith Poole and Jake Plummer.